Congrats to Jordan Morgan for signing to play pro ball in Italy with Virtus Roma (Italian-language press release). Even from the Google translation, I think the gist of the following comes through:
This comment gm Nicola Alberani: "Morgan is a solid player, and square. We give substance into the area and depth in attack. He comes from a background of basketball very high, in fact of three of his college classmates were selected to the NBA Draft this year. For a number of factors that I have not had the exposure it deserves, because it is a team player willing to sacrifice. It has important human qualities and not surprisingly he was captain at Michigan University."
And here's what Morgan had to say (roughly translated):
These are the first words of Morgan as a player of Virtus: "I'm lucky to start my career as a professional team with a historic and prestigious as Virtus, in a lovely city like Rome. I'm excited for the team we're putting together, I can not wait to meet my new teammates and to take the field."
His teammates will include Iowa State grad Melvin Ejim, who just signed with Virtus Roma a few days ago; former Syracuse player Brandon Triche, who signed with the team last week; former Louisiana Tech player Kyle Gibson; and point guard Perry Petty.
All I saw before I clicked on the post was "Beilein joining Snyder's Jazz staff." My heart sunk. I clicked immediately. It's Patrick. Not John. Phewwwwww. Looks like he's gonna be workin' with Trey. Good move for him.
The freshmen numbers, heights and weights were posted a couple of days ago. Some questioned whether the heights and weights were accurate for the rest of the team. It's good to see the guys beefing up.
The stat sheets for all UM players in the NBA summer league is posted. So far, Tim and Mitch are having outstanding summers. Trey is struggling a bit. GRIII's last game was sweet.
Andre Drummond posted a funny Vine showing why NBA players shouldn't bowl.
It's been a bad month for Larry Brown. 2015 four-star Texas SG Matt McQuaid decided to re-open his recruitment. His dad is from Midland, and he'd talked about visiting Michigan prior to choosing SMU. He may be the best shooter in his class according to UMHoops, so file him under "do want." It appears to be too early to tell whether he'll rekindle his Michigan connection, but he's at least a possibility again.